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It's frustrating when a recipe doesn't immediately turn out how I envisioned it, but I always learn something. Just last night, I was working on a meaty situation, though the meat was a little chewy for my liking, both the liquid and the vegetables in the bottom of the insert were delicious. Rather than remove the veggies and reduce the pot liquor, I decided to employ this expert trick from Alex Guarnaschelli, and pureed them directly in the liquid for a thick, rich sauce.


Make-ahead entrées are a godsend during holiday entertaining season, but for some reason, it’s not the default technique for special-occasion meals. It really should be: not only is a day-old hearty braise easier on the host, but it actually tastes better than it does fresh from the oven.


Australia is about to hit barbeque season - which hopefully means there will be plenty of ribs in your immediate future. If you want to give your BBQ ribs some extra pizzazz this year, avoid cheap BBQ sauce. Instead, make your own badass 'Blue-B-Q sauce' from blueberries and whack those ribs in the oven. Here's the recipe!


Cooking a perfect turkey is a pretty tall order, and every cook has their own tricks for crispy skin and juicy meat. However you wrangle your bird, there’s one universal turkey truth that’ll save you time and effort: Trussing is a scam.


Blind baking pie crusts should be so simple: Line crimped, chilled pastry with parchment or foil, fill with dried beans to weigh it down, and bake until crisp. This works out OK most of the time, but for truly crisp crusts with no puffy spots, reach for the sugar.


The recipe for KFC chicken used to be a closely guarded secret. However, a former KFC employee recently leaked the alleged "11 secret herbs and spices" to the world - and after extensive testing, the recipe checks out.

This video shows you how to make bona fide KFC chicken at home. (The good news is, you probably have most of the ingredients in your cupboard already.)


The burger is a versatile dish, but doing too much with it can make it messy and difficult to eat. And the more flavours you add, the less opportunity the beef has a chance to shine. These tips will help you keep it simple and make the best burger possible.


Today is International Burger Day. For Australians, this is as good an excuse as any to dig into some minced lamb between two burger buns. We asked Tom Walton, Head Chef at Bondi's The Bucket List to share his personal cooking tips and recipes for lamb burgers. Here are five nuggets of advice - along with three mouth-watering Lamb Slider recipes.


Once upon a time, Sizzler was everywhere. While nominally a steak-and-seafood restaurant, the chain was famous for two things: its all-you-can-eat buffet and the complimentary Parmesan bread that greeted you on arrival.

Sadly, Sizzler became a victim of the casual dining wars and there are now only a handful of outlets left in Australia. But don't despair: the recipe is surprisingly easy to make at home and it only takes a few minutes. Here are the steps!


You can complain about it all you want, but it's a fact: some fast food is delicious. The US has become the holy land for delectable fast food and many famous franchises have yet to hit Australian shores. But recreating some of the most iconic American fast foods is easier than you'd think and it gets a whole lot better with fresher, tastier ingredients. Here's our seven ten favorite American fast food recipes that you can make at home.